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PostSubject: Schleich is sold to a French Company   Sun May 18, 2014 4:10 pm

Schleich is sold again. Here some articles in German newspapers. Please use an translator for your language:

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PostSubject: Re: Schleich is sold to a French Company   Sun May 18, 2014 4:14 pm

I would say I'm surprised but really I'm not. Thank you for sharing Yvette!
Hopefully this means good things for the company.

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PostSubject: Re: Schleich is sold to a French Company   Sun May 18, 2014 4:52 pm

Thanks for the news, it is interesting to see what they plan for the future  scratch scratch 

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PostSubject: Re: Schleich is sold to a French Company   Sun May 18, 2014 5:02 pm

It looks like Schleich will come more and more too toys and not anymore the realistic figures from the past. Sad

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PostSubject: Re: Schleich is sold to a French Company   Sun May 18, 2014 5:32 pm

Ohh, no ! One more financing compagny as owner !  Shocked 

Thankyou for the information, dear Yvette :-)

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PostSubject: Re: Schleich is sold to a French Company   Sun May 18, 2014 5:53 pm

Animal_Figures_4U wrote:
I would say I'm surprised but really I'm not. Thank you for sharing Yvette!
Hopefully this means good things for the company.
Agree.. Thank you! sunny 

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PostSubject: Re: Schleich is sold to a French Company   Sun May 18, 2014 8:34 pm

Thank you, Yvette, for this news... Smile 
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PostSubject: Re: Schleich is sold to a French Company   Sun May 18, 2014 8:46 pm

the buyer is Papo?  Very Happy 
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PostSubject: Re: Schleich is sold to a French Company   Sun May 18, 2014 9:14 pm

Thanks Yvett for linking that important news. Very Happy
It is to early to take any conclusion about the future of the brand once the new owner is similar to the previous one. :)
The only conclusion we can take is that the brand will follow the same strategy and continue normally what I think that is a good news to traditional Schleich collectors. Very Happy
If it was to Matel or other toys company the risk of these lines to be discontinued was higher.
Interesting to know that although Schleich is best known because of the Smurfs, animals represent by far the biggest amount of sales. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Schleich is sold to a French Company   Mon May 19, 2014 5:24 pm

Thank you for the info! Like everyone else said, hopefully this is good news for the company.
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PostSubject: Re: Schleich is sold to a French Company   Mon May 19, 2014 6:57 pm

Interesting info Yvette, thank you.
Will we see some improvement in the animals this November/December, when the new animals will be shown?

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PostSubject: Re: Schleich is sold to a French Company   Mon May 19, 2014 7:25 pm

Thanks for the news!!!  bounce bounce Razz bounce bounce 
I hope new cange of figures like the collecta ones, and beautiful fantasy figures again  bounce bounce cheers 

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PostSubject: Re: Schleich is sold to a French Company   Mon May 19, 2014 9:14 pm

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Interesting info Yvette, thank you.
Will we see some improvement in the animals this November/December, when the new animals will be shown?

I think that is much to early to expect any change, - they are probably already designed. In 2016, perhaps ?  Very Happy 

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PostSubject: Re: Schleich is sold to a French Company   Tue May 20, 2014 7:01 am

I hope the best for all!
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PostSubject: Re: Schleich is sold to a French Company   Tue May 20, 2014 7:42 am

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Interesting info Yvette, thank you.
Will we see some improvement in the animals this November/December, when the new animals will be shown?

I think that is much to early to expect any change, - they are probably already designed. In 2016, perhaps ?  Very Happy 

I agree, Susanne. The 2015 lines are already being developed, I would imagine. I have no idea what the new owners'
plans are, but it is probably impossible that they could be a poor as what the outgoing owners offered...
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PostSubject: Re: Schleich is sold to a French Company   Tue May 20, 2014 9:58 pm

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Interesting info Yvette, thank you.
Will we see some improvement in the animals this November/December, when the new animals will be shown?

I think that is much to early to expect any change, - they are probably already designed. In 2016, perhaps ?  Very Happy 

I agree, Susanne.  The 2015 lines are already being developed, I would imagine.  I have no idea what the new owners'
plans are, but it is probably impossible that they could be a poor as what the outgoing owners offered...

Oh I didn't knew that, thanks for the info Susanne and Schleich61.
Well, we have to wait until 2016 then XD

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PostSubject: Re: Schleich is sold to a French Company   Wed May 21, 2014 4:33 am

Thanks for the news! I don't expect to see new development within the first two years. Maybe surprise who know?

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PostSubject: Re: Schleich is sold to a French Company   Wed May 21, 2014 6:40 am

Very interesting  Suspect 

Thank you for the news, Yvette  cheers 

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PostSubject: Re: Schleich is sold to a French Company   Wed May 21, 2014 11:55 am

Indeed, thanks for the news, Yvette!

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PostSubject: Re: Schleich is sold to a French Company   Thu May 22, 2014 2:13 pm

The new Owner said,they want to get away from the figure, the only standing around, to toys..so don't expect again "realistic looking"figures or even ANTELOPES, Ha,Ha.I bet, we will get more and more comicstyle and childish style, cute puppies, rabbits, kittens, horses..
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PostSubject: Re: Schleich is sold to a French Company   Thu May 22, 2014 2:44 pm

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The new Owner said,they want to get away from the figure, the only standing around, to toys..so don't expect again "realistic looking"figures or even ANTELOPES, Ha,Ha.I bet, we will get more and more comicstyle and childish style, cute puppies, rabbits, kittens, horses..

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Same as Bullyland's new owner !

The market changes, if we look back.  Rolling Eyes 
Good that we have the "new" brands : CollectA and Mojo !!!!!  And we still have a few oldies and some Asian brands  Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Schleich is sold to a French Company   Thu May 22, 2014 8:21 pm

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The new Owner said,they want to get away from the figure, the only standing around, to toys..so don't expect again "realistic looking"figures or even ANTELOPES, Ha,Ha.I bet, we will get more and more comicstyle and childish style, cute puppies, rabbits, kittens, horses..

I have a sneaky suspicion that the new ownership wishes to enter the "action figure" market... Shocked Wink Please queue the Who's "Won't Get Fooled Again."  Laughing 
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PostSubject: Re: Schleich is sold to a French Company   Fri May 23, 2014 3:52 pm

Maybe-they said, they want to procue more licensed lines like Batman etc..Maybe also Starwars-from 2015, every year a new SW movie will come out-so Schleich can amke a lot of Money with Starwars, and next yera, a new Jurassic Park movie Comes out....I could magine, the new owner will stop the animal lines with thee xception of Dinos and Horses...I hope, he will do-the Quality of Schleich is down to a very low and poor Level, so we all could save the Money for These ugly figures and spend it for the really good brands...
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PostSubject: Re: Schleich is sold to a French Company   Fri May 23, 2014 4:02 pm

The way I look at it, I'm not entirely disappointed that the brand is no longer focusing on animals. I noticed I rarely buy Schleich anymore, and there are so many factors now that Schleich no longer appeals to me. Quality is gone. Diversity of species is gone. Paintwork is gone. It appears the love and care that was so evident in some of the older figures has vanished. Our new companies like CollectA and Mojo are far surpassing what I've seen in Schleich's older figures, and that's what I'm spending my hard-earned money on. If they do decide to continue with the animal line, so be it. Maybe I'll buy some of the animals, maybe not. I just don't have that excited feeling about their new figures anymore. I'm getting this feeling on our new brands.

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PostSubject: Re: Schleich is sold to a French Company   Fri May 23, 2014 5:08 pm

I guess all we can do is hope. For now they will probably keep whatever was being worked on for next years lines just so they have something to put out there. 2016 will be the year we can analyze (and pray rigorously) for a change in a good new direction. However, again its possible that they keep the current quality or make it even worse, depending on their perception of sales and design. For now, I'm hoping that this will change the company for the better. Wink 

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